Thanks to the team of volunteers who came to school on Wednesday morning to give the garden a jolly good clear up. It's looking ready for the start of the 'proper' spring. The whole school grounds are looking absolutely lovely at the moment. I spent some happy moments taking some pictures to share with you.
Children had their Woodland School sessions with kael and Chloe today. It's a joy to see them out in our woodland area exploring, enjoying and experiencing together. Thanks to our wonderful PTFA for making this happen. The fundraiser is still open if you'd like to donate to make sure these sessions can continue to go ahead.
Rags to Riches
Thank you to everyonewho dropped off bags for 'Rags to Riches'.
We were paid forty pence for every kilogram we collected and made over eighty nine pounds for the PTFA to spend on enrichment for our children. My reckoning says that's over two hundred kilograms. There must be a lot more space in the wardrobes of Chagford and the area! Thank you to everyone who took part and especially to Zoe and the PTFA team for organisation.
King's Coronation Celebration
We will be having a Celebration for the King's Coronation next Friday 5th May between 2pm and 3.30pm.
All children are invited to wear something Red, white, or blue and in return we are asking for donations of cakes or baked goods for the children to enjoy at the celebration. Anything left over will be sold at the end of the day, so children are welcome to bring some money if they wish.
All children will be given a crown making kit to make and decorate at school to wear to the celebration and the children will also receive a keepsake gift from the PTFA.
All baked donations to be taken to the school office by 1pm on Friday 5th May.
Many thanks in advance.
The PTFA Committee
Adam newland is settling in as our SEND lead. He has met with many of the parents and carers of children on SEND register and is quickly getting himself up to speed. If you have any queries or would like to discuss your child's provision, he is generally free on Tuesdays to meet. Speak to Elaine to make an appointment to meet with him.
National Education Union Strike Action
Members of the NEU at Chagford Primary took Strike action on Thursday of this week. Although the government had made an offer on pay, six sevenths of this pay offer were to be unfunded, meaning that teachers wages would be coming from existing school budgets. Teachers know that school budgets are already at, or beyond, breaking point. The unions refused the government's offer insisting that any increase in pay should be funded otherwise, they say, it would do more harm than good.
Another day of action has been called for May 2nd and this will go ahead unless the government and the union agree to talk.
Presuming that the strike day does go ahead, all pupils other than those in Year One will be away from school on that day.
Children were challenged to design a carriage for the King's Coronation. They were asked to think about how they could include our school's vision - Challenge, Community and Care. The results delighted me.